Flute by Varvara Shavrova Abstract Russian Expressionist Serigraph Painting 35"



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1990’s serigraph and hand coloring painting on paper titled “Flute” by Varvara (Varya) Shavrova. Varvara Shavrova (b. 1968) is a visual artist born in the USSR who lives and works in London and Dublin. Shavrova’s practice is focused on excavating the layers of her family’s history through the process of remembering, recalling, retracing and re-enacting stories. In engaging memory, nostalgia and reflection, Shavrova creates installations that make connections between historic and current narratives, between the archival and the present. Shavrova studied at the Moscow State University of Printing Arts, and received her Masters in Fine Arts from Goldsmiths, University of London. Shavrova’s recent project Inna’s Dream reinterprets the first Soviet amphibious aeroplane designed by her great uncle in 1930s, and includes tufted carpet objects and site-specific drawings installation at Patrick Heide Contemporary Art, London (2019). Mapping Fates, multi-media installation reflects on Shavrova’s family migration, and includes tapestries and sound, shown in Lenin’s apartment in St. Petersburg (2017). Shavrova’s project The Opera portrays the gender fluidity in traditional Peking opera. It received international acclaim and included photography, sound and video projections, and was shown at The Temple Beijing (2016), Momentum Berlin ( 2016), the Gallery of Photography Ireland (2014), the Venice Biennale of Architecture (2014) and at Espacio Cultural El Tanque in Santa Cruz de Tenerife (2011). Shavrova received Culture Ireland awards for her solo exhibitions in Beijing, Shanghai and Berlin, British Council award for individual artists, and Ballinglen Arts Foundation Fellowship awards. Shavrova curated international visual arts projects, including The Sea is Limit exhibition at York Art Gallery (2018) and at Virginia Commonwealth University Arts Qatar Gallery in Doha (2019), examining migration, borders and refugee crisis, Giving Voice exhibition of Mary Robinson’s presidential archive in Ballina library in County Mayo, and Map Games: Dynamics of Change, international art and architecture project, at Today Art Museum Beijing, Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery, CAOS Centre for Contemporary Arts, Terni, Italy (2008-2010). Shavrova’s works are included in the collections of the Office of Public Works, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the Momentum Collection Berlin, the Ballinglen Museum of Contemporary Art, Minsheng Art Museum Beijing, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, and the Museum of the History of St. Petersburg.


Very Good – Some scratches on frame; see pictures


35" x 32" x 1” / Sans Frame – 22.75" x 30" (Width x Height x Depth)